By TIM MITCHELL
Nestled just south of Champaign, Savoy has been growing by leaps and bounds during the last two decades.
With the opening of a new Interstate 57 interchange leading to Curtis Road in Savoy and a new public school planned at 304 Prairie Rose Lane, village leaders anticipate even more growth in the coming years.
As the home of Willard Airport, Savoy residents like to call their community the gateway to Champaign County.
The village has its own movie multiplex (the Savoy 16), a Walmart Supercenter, a Schnucks grocery, the Old Orchard Lanes bowling alley, the Skateland roller-skating center, a miniature golf course and a variety of banks and restaurants.
The village boasts a variety of recreational opportunities, headlined by the Savoy Recreation Center. The modern facility includes a gymnasium and exercise equipment, as well as programs for youths, seniors and all ages in between. Group fitness classes, preschool arts and crafts classes and yoga classes are also available.
Savoy also has five community parks (Jones, Burwash, Dana Colbert, Prairie Fields and Dohme).
In 2008, the village built a veterans´ memorial in front of the municipal building.
Here´s more Savoy information:
Mayor: Robert C. McCleary, 45 Lange Ave., 352-6686, firstname.lastname@example.org
Village board: John P. Brown, 606 Indigo Ave., 352-7610
Village board: Joan E. Dykstra, 311 W. Church St., 352-2209, email@example.com
Village board: Jan Carter Niccum, 3 Brian Court, 356-4246
Village board: Rebecca A. Pittman, 7 Lange Ave., 356-7477
Village board: Arthur J. Skelton, 5 Greenfield Court, 352-8744, firstname.lastname@example.org
Village board: William A. Smith, 207 N Dunlap Ave., 356-4134, LST3600@aol.com
Village manager: Dick Helton, 359-5894, email@example.com
Head Start, 310 W. Church St., 384-1252